Full name

Lisa Padgett

Title

Graphic Designer

Location

Arvada, CO

Biography

Through listening, research and creative thinking, I provide design solutions for packaging, logos, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, annual reports, advertisements, social media graphics, presentations, large-scale graphics and more. In addition to the creativity that you expect from a graphic designer, I have a unique skill set from my former career in civil engineering. I'm a creative thinker who is organized and can adhere to a budget, schedule and scope.

My clients tend to be small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits. As you can tell by my portfolio and social media posts, I have a passion for organizations that help animals and am a dog lover.

Professional Activities
• HeARTs Speak Member, 2017–present
• Red Rocks Community College CTE Advisory Committee Member – Graphic Design Program, 2014–2016
• SOTA Member, TypeCon, 2015
• AIGA Member, 2013–present
• ADCD Member, 2013–2014 (2014 Paper Fashion Show)
• Denver InDesign User Group (IDUG) Secretary, 2011–2013
• Prospect Recreation & Park District Board of Directors, 2010–2014
• Leadership Jefferson County, Class of 2007

Skills

InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Research

Experience

Owner & Designer

Green Dog Graphic Design, LLC

Arvada, CO · October 2011 – Present

Select Clients & Projects
• BrandWerks Group: identity and package design for food and beverage products, 2012–present
• Foothills Animal Shelter: annual reports, fundraising and licensing mailers, event collateral, posters, educational materials, window graphics, banners, 2012–present
• Green Electronic Cigarettes: package design and collateral, 2011–present
• Local Authors/Bloggers: event and book signing promotional materials (print and web) and website graphics, 2013–present
• Packaging Film Sales: packaging templates and prepress assistance, 2012–2016
• DDRC: newsletters and annual reports, 2014–2016
• Quality Connections SW and Score Foothills: ad design, 2012
• Brauns Publishing (Mile High Dog and Indulge in Denver Magazines): ad design, 2011–2012

Visual Information Specialist (part time student position)

National Park Service, DSC, Planning Graphics

Lakewood, CO · June 2012 – June 2013

• Responsible for design and layout of park planning reports and workbooks. Coordinated content with project planners, off-site park staff and editors to meet tight printing deadlines. Provided print-ready files to in-house printing office or Government Printing Office (GPO).
• Designed PowerPoint master page graphics and text styles to coordinate with above documents.
• Organized InDesign templates with extensive style sheets to improve consistency and efficiency across design team.

Music Department Graphics Assistant (part time student position)

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, CO · 2010 – 2012

• Designed concert programs, posters and advertising pieces, and a 16-page booklet, comparing 15 art and music periods containing 100 images.
• Scheduled work flow for design projects and coordinated printing.
• Coordinated event promotion with other departments.

Other Employment

Civil Engineering

Denver-Metro Area, CO · 1994 – 2009

Commercial land development and public works engineering, progressing from CAD and commercial site design positions to project review and management. Work involved coordination with architects, landscape architects, planners, other engineering disciplines, surveyors, attorneys, utility companies, government agencies, and the public; right-of-way acquisition; familiarity with wetland and floodplain regulations; and assisting in public meeting planning and facilitation.
• Government Employers: Thornton, Commerce City, and Jefferson County
• Local Consulting Employers: Baseline, JR, and Martin/Martin

Education

Coursework in Communication Design BFA Program

Metropolitan State University

Denver, CO · 2012 – 2014

AAS Graphic Design & Print Production

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, CO · – 2011

Honors

Certificate in Web Design (18 Credit Hours)

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, CO · – 2011

BS Civil Engineering Technology

Colorado State University

Pueblo, CO · – 1993

Cum Laude

Elsewhere